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Commercial Law Services

Corporate and Commercial

Our corporate and commercial advisory services include:

  • Business start-up and structuring
  • Investment, capital raising and financing;
  • Debt and securitisation;
  • Corporate governance, legal risk management and regulatory matters;
  • Business restructuring;
  • Business/asset and share sales;
  • Mergers and Acquisitions;
  • Schemes of Arrangement and Takeovers;
  • Joint Venture arrangements;
  • Legal and Commercial due diligence;
  • Contractual drafting and negotiation;
  • Mediation and resolution of commercial disputes between commercial stakeholders.
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Class Actions

Our class action services include:

  • Identifying and developing potential class-action opportunities;
  • Sourcing lead applicants for potential and existing class-action opportunities;
  • Conduct of class-action proceedings in Federal and State Supreme Courts;
  • Settlement of class-action proceedings.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our litigation and dispute resolution services include:

  • Advising on, acting and appearing in legal proceedings in both Federal and State Supreme Courts with regard to disputes in all areas of commercial law, including but not limited to:
    • Financial services and enforcement;
    • Contractual disputes;
    • Consumer law;
    • Fraud proceedings;
    • Professional negligence disputes.
  • Pre-litigation risk assessment and prospects advice;
  • Pre-litigation alternative dispute resolution.
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Competition

Our competition law services include:

  • Advising on all aspects of compliance with statutory and common law obligations with regard to competition law in Australia, including cartel practices, restrictive trade practices and commercial restraints;
  • Representing clients in legal proceedings arising out of competition issues.

Land and Construction

Our land and construction services include:

  • Due diligence on, and acting in relation to, land or property acquisitions and disposals;
  • Liaison and facilitation with consultants and experts on relevant planning and local government compliance advice;
  • Dispute resolution in relation to planning issues including litigation in the land and environment court of New South Wales and related jurisdictions;
  • Drafting and negotiating project delivery agreements;
  • Drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements;
  • Advising on multi-party collaboration in property development or commercialisation
    Land-based corporate finance (institutional and non-institutional);
  • Drafting, advising on and negotiating mortgages, charges and other securities;
  • Drafting and advising on construction contracts and subcontracts;
  • Security of payments compliance for both claimants and respondents;
  • Resolution of construction-based disputes;
  • Advice on affectations on land including caveats, easements (both registered and unregistered), mortgages, covenants and potential encumbrances on title in any form;
  • Residual finance facilities;
  • Refinance of construction projects;
  • Lender/financier liaison.
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Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property services include:

  • Drafting, advising on the negotiating software licence agreements;
  • Drafting, advising on and negotiating licence agreements for commercial property the subject of statutory monopolies;
  • Brand protection, including advising on copyright, trade-mark and patent issues;
  • Registration and securing of statutory intellectual property interests in Australia and internationally.

Employment

Our employment law services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts of employment for both employers and employees;
  • Advice in relation to all aspects of employment relationships, including dispute resolution.
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Insurance

Our insurance law services include:

  • Advice in relation to indemnity issues;
  • Dispute resolution in relation to indemnity issues;
  • Professional Indemnity claims.

Insolvency

Our insolvency law services include:

  • Advising on solvency issues faced by businesses, in particular, in the property sector;
  • Advice in relation to preference payments;
  • Filing and setting aside of Statutory Demands;
  • Collaborating and resolving disputes with liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy and other appointed insolvency officers.
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